Kabzaa (1988) [ Hindi Movie ]

Movie Name Kabzaa (1988)
Movie Genre Action Movie   Crime Movie  
Directed by Mahesh Bhatt
Produced by Nanabhai Bhatt
Music Director Rajesh Roshan
Star Cast Sanjay Dutt, Amrita Singh, Raj Babbar, Paresh Rawal, Dimple Kapadia, Alok Nath, Anupam Kher, Mahesh Anand, Mushtaq Khan, Avtar Gill, Nilu Phule, Akash Khurana, Kamal Chopra, Tiku Talsania, Deepak Qazir, Disco Shanti, Masood Akhtar, Rajeev, Manek Chaudhary, Ghanshyam Rohera, Suresh Bhagwat, Sanjay Khanna, Achyut Potdar, Rahul Singh, Vicky, Sudhanshu, Milind Wagh ,
Release Date 20 May, 1988 (India)
Movie Budget 1.80 Cr. (Estimated)
Box Office Collection 7.0 Cr. Approximately (Worldwide)
Rating IMDB: 6/10    Bollywood Product: 5/10   

Kabzaa (1988) Movie Synopsis

Kabzaa is an Action Crime Hindi (Bollywood) film released on 20 May 1988. The film is based on the 1954 American film On the Waterfront.

There is a PAN Inda film with the same-titled Kabzaa (2022) featuring Sudeep, Upendra, Shriya Saran, and Manoj Bajpayee.

Cast & Crew

Mahesh Bhatt is the Director, and Nanabhai Bhatt is the Producer of Kabzaa. Salim Khan is the Story, Screenplay, and Dialogue Writer of Kabzaa.

Rajesh Roshan is the Music Director, Nadeem Khan is the Cinematographer, and Dimpy Bahl is the Film Editor of Kabzaa (1988).


Sanjay Dutt, Amrita Singh, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Babbar, Anupam Kher, Alok Nath, and Paresh Rawal play pivotal roles in Kabzaa (1988). The film also features Achyut Potdar, Akash Khurana, Avtar Gill, Deepak Qazir, Disco Shanti, Ghanshyam Rohera, Kamal Chopra, Mahesh Anand, Masood Akhtar, Mushtaq Khan, Nilu Phule, and Tiku Talsania.

Budget and Box Office [Hit or Flop]

The tentative budget of Kabzaa (1988) was 1.50 INR. The film made a decent Box Office Collection of 2.85 INR worldwide and was declared a Semi Hit.

Movie Plot

Ranjeet Verma (Raj Babbar) is the lawyer and legal counsel for a criminal named Veljibhai Soda (Paresh Rawal). Ravi Verma (Sanjay Dutt) is the younger brother of Ranjeet. He is, however, suffering from a Brain Tumor. Since Ranjeet was associated with Veljibhai, Ravi got involved with him and his illegal activities.

Veljibhai has an evil eye on a piece of land owned by Ustad Ali Mohammed (Alok Nath), who wants to make children park over it. Veljibhai asks Ravi (Sanjay Dutt) to throw Ali out of his house. However, during this, Ravi falls on the floor and faints. Ali takes him to the hospital and takes good care of him. When Ravi gains consciousness, he realizes his mistake and wants to save Ali's land at any cost.

Veljibhai, knowing the entire story, sends his goons to kill Ali (Alok Nath). However, in the meantime, Ali hands over the ownership of the land, in question, to Ravi.

Veljibhai asks Ravi to hand over the deed papers in ransom for his brother, Ranjeet. Ravi hands over the agreement papers to Veljibhai but Ranjeet tries to get the deed back and gets killed by Veljibhai.

Ravi vows to shatter Veljibhai, but the latter is clever enough to kidnap Rita (Amrita Singh), the love interest of Ravi. What happens after that is the rest of the story of Kabzaa (1988).

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